Hero Challenge 2018



A One Day Event Based in Buckinghamshire

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Welcome to the HERO Challenge, the 2018 event will be based at the Magnolia Park Hotel & Golf Club,  Buckinghamshire – with several tests taking place at Bicester Heritage and Bill Gwynne’s Rally School, a new venue for this event. The event is ideal for those looking to step up from touring type events, newcomers to the sport or simply those who prefer straight forward navigation.

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The HERO Challenge with REIS Insurance in association with HERO Insurance Solutions

Event description

Intermediate difficulty

The HERO Challenge is a Clubman event and is run under a “Closed to Club” status meaning no competition licence is required to enter

For those who have limited time available or prefer an event where straight forward navigation is used the HERO Challenge is an ideal way to begin your adventure into historic regularity rallying. The HERO Challenge has been a firm favorite on the calendar since its inception in 2010

Event Characteristics

Start date


Current entry fee


Length of route

140 miles

(240 km)

Pre-event training


Friday 21st Sept

Vehicle eligibility


(Cars of a period before this date)

Navigation type


with some simple maps

Night sections


Expected Tests


Expected Regularities


HERO Cup coefficient


  • Navigation is with a tulip style road book with some simple maps
  • You will need a tripmeter available here
  • There will be no night time driving or complex navigation
  • The timing will be easy so that the link sections are not too punishing and everyone has time for lunch, coffee and a chat
  • This event is suitable for those who are new to Regularity Rallying, those who have already done some events, seasoned competitors or crews wishing to shakedown their cars

Vehicle Information

  • All cars will be eligible for overall awards
  • The cars will be split into classes based on Age, CC and Body Style
  • The scoring on the test sections is class based so you will be scoring against other similar aged cars
  • HERO continue to generally favour older cars and the route chosen has been planned around cars from the 1960’s but both older and newer cars will feel equally at home

What Is Included In The Entry Fee?

  • Entry to the event for a crew of two people
  • Help from the most experienced team in historic rallying
  • Detailed roadbook
  • Mechanical assistance available if required during the event
  • Lunch and a meal at the finish on Saturday 22nd September
  • Morning refreshment halt
  • Extensive awards list

Event Schedule



Trailer Park, Noise Test, Scrutineering & Documentation is all held within the grounds of the Magnolia Park Hotel & Spa making it an easy and quick process. Scrutineering will run from 15:30 to 19:00 with documentation opening and closing half an hour later


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The first car will be leaving the hotel at 08:00 and straight into the first regularity of the event. This one will be straight forward to get you into the swing of things but expect it to get tougher through the day to help progress your skills. Tests at the Bicester Aerodrome will follow with another regularity and then our first stop at the fabulous Boycott Farm Shop near Buckingham. Once refreshed it’s straight back into the action with two more tests at the nearby Bill Gwynne Rally School. Three Regularities will then keep crews busy and across to Hellidon Lakes for the Lunch halt which will be held in a Marquee at the top of the grounds and will include a fantastic Hog Roast. Two more regularities and a final longer test will then take competitors around the west of Bicester and back to Magnolia Park for the finish with the first car arriving at 15:45

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HERO Challenge 2018 – Entry List

Driver no Driver Navigator Car cc Year Class
No. Driver no Driver Navigator Car cc Year Class
1 1 Steve Robertson (Eng) Julia Robertson (Eng) Triumph TR3 1,991 1,955 3
2 2 Daniel Gresly (CHE) Jonathan Hancox (Eng) Porsche 911 2.2S (A&D) 2,195 1,970 8
3 3 Paul Bloxidge (Wal) Ian Canavan (Sco) Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 2,687 1,974 8
4 4 John Dignan (Eng) Peter Dignan (GBR) MG B Roadster 1,850 1,966 6
5 5 Seren Whyte (Wal) Elise Whyte (Wal) Standard 10 948 1,957 2
6 6 Ed Abbott (Eng) Paul Bosdet (Eng) Jaguar XJ-S V12 5,343 1,980 9
7 7 Adrian Turner (GBR) Roger Bricknell (Eng) Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 1,600 1,962 5
8 8 Stephen Owens (Eng) Nick Cooper (Eng) Porsche 356B 1,582 1,962 3
9 9 Stuart Anderson (Eng) Richard Lambley (GBR) Bentley Derby 4¼ 4,257 1,936 1
10 10 Pete Johnson (Eng) Jo Johnson (Eng) Volkswagen Golf GTi 1,781 1,987 9

Event Documentation

Equipment Check-List

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